Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Workers Vote to Join Teamsters

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Teamsters Local 455
|July 20, 2023

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits mechanics, hostlers, warehouse and facility maintenance workers voted more than three-to-one for Teamsters Local 455 representation today, a win they've fought tirelessly for since 2021.

"We did it," said warehouseman Jeff Cornett, part of the campaign for justice at the Aurora facility. "It's been a long two years, but we stuck it out."

Today's win came one year after workers lost a prior election by a single vote, making them even more determined to secure a union election victory and a contract for the 54-person bargaining unit.

"We are thrilled that these members stood together to protect themselves and their families and brought home the win, said Dean Modecker, Teamsters Local 455 Secretary-Treasurer. "We are also grateful for the support of Teamsters Joint Council 3 and the IBT in this campaign."

Next step: A Colorado Peace Act vote to secure a closed shop, the date TBA.

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  • GM
    George Morris commented 2023-11-17 16:23:26 -0700
    Let’s get the Drivers on board ASAP.
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    Ian Maher commented 2023-11-17 14:46:31 -0700
    Congratulations SGWS!!! Your tireless efforts to form a union and join the Teamsters is outstanding 👏
  • GM
    George Morris commented 2023-09-24 08:11:21 -0600
    This is a victory for the Beer, wine and liquor warehousing and delivery industry. REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY is next.
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    Teamsters Local 455 published this page in Latest News 2023-07-25 10:10:01 -0600